Gaming news round-up: October 27

It was yet another busy day in gaming news with new game announcements, an interesting new PC game download arrangement and some financial results from Electronic Arts.

EA's Origin to sell games from other publishers - Warner Bros. Interactive, THQ and Capcom will begin selling PC games for download on EA's Origin web site beginning in November.

Battlefield 3 ships 10 million copies - As part of its latest financial results, which beat expectations, EA announced it has shipped 10 million copies of Battlefield 3 to stores.

Blizzard president apologizes for video shown at BlizzCon - Blizzard's Mike Morhaime issued an apology for a video shown during BlizzCon's closing concert that had homophobic and offensive content.

DC Universe Online officially goes free-to-play Tuesday - The super hero MMO from Sony Online switches to its free-to-play business model on Tuesday, November 1.

Magicka to get new expansion - The cult hit action-RPG from Paradox will get a new expansion pack, The Stars are Left, later this winter.

Jurassic Park game to get Deluxe Edition - Telltale Games' upcoming episodic movie based game will get a Deluxe Edition with lots of extras.

Project Haste announced - Dead Island developer Techland is working on a new ATV-themed racing game for publisher Ubisoft.

Trine 2 pre-orders get beta access - The upcoming action-puzzle game from Frozenbyte can be pre-ordered to gain access to a two level multiplayer beta version.

Uncharted 3 beaten by tester in just over three hours - A QA tester from Naughty Dog completed the full single player game in three hours and eight minutes.

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I'll give a little rundown of my thoughts on each story:

EA's Origin to sell games from other publishers - Here we go, the Steam knock-off shifts up a gear! Let's hope they bring in a truckload more servers to deal with the traffic, as I've been seeing the BF3 activation stories recently.

Battlefield 3 ships 10 million copies - No chance of it selling out then. At least EA's doing something right here. I'll stand by my word though; I will not buy it until they bury the hatchet with Valve and release it on Steam.

Blizzard president apologizes for video shown at BlizzCon - I saw the video this morning, and I'll just say that the guy from Cannibal Corpse is... actually, I'll let George Takei say it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_QDGdbg-QQ

DC Universe Online officially goes free-to-play Tuesday - Awesome. I'll remember to download this when I get home that day. I wonder if it'll get put on Steam too?

Magicka to get new expansion - Haven't really paid much attention to Magicka. Gotta remember to take a look at it later on...

Jurassic Park game to get Deluxe Edition - I didn't even know they were making a new Jurassic Park game. o_O And seeing as it's Telltale Games, I'm not surprised it's episodic.

Project Haste announced - Should be intresting. I haven't really paid much attention to the ATV games in recent years, so hopefully Techland will churn out a good'un here. They've done alright with Dead Island. I started playing that a few days ago. The voice acting is a bit iffy, but the gameplay's fairly solid, and I definitely can not complain about the graphics, although my graphics card constantly whines.

Trine 2 pre-orders get beta access - Good gesture, Frozenbyte. The first Trine's a pretty good game too. I played the demo on the PS3 then got the PC version in one of the Humble Indie Bundles.

Uncharted 3 beaten by tester in just over three hours - Awesome speedrun! I'm definitely picking this up later on. I've played the multiplayer on-and-off since they put it up for download, and it's definitely one of the best multiplayer games around today (mostly thanks to the amazingly fluid gameplay that seems to be a rarity in today's games); absolutely amazing.